comic relief

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comic relief

n.
A humorous or farcical interlude in a serious literary work or drama, especially a tragedy, intended to relieve the dramatic tension or heighten the emotional impact by means of contrast.

com′ic relief′


n.
1. an amusing scene or incident in a serious or tragic setting, as in a play, providing temporary relief from tension or dramatic action.
2. relief from tension caused by the introduction of a comic element.
[1815–25]
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comic relief

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GIRLS Aloud go back to school for Red Nose Day - with big-eared Gary Lineker as a fellow pupil.
Following in the footsteps of the last Red Nose Day in 2003, which raised a massive pounds 61m, RND 2005 looks like being bigger and better than ever.
For two weeks preceding Red Nose Day on March 16 10% of the price of the selected wines sold will be donated to Comic Relief.
Whether the public paint their face, wear a Red Nose or grow a sponsored comb-over, they'll be joining millions of people up and down the country as they raise life-changing cash and the charity is expecting a fantastic turnout from the generous people of Wales, who raised and donated more than PS1,194,000 for Red Nose Day 2013.
Fashion favourite Stella McCartney has designed the official T-shirts for Red Nose Day 2013.
Kevin Cahill, chief executive of Comic Relief, said: "For 25 years comedians and celebrities alike have been bursting onto your TV screens encouraging you to donate money to Red Nose Day and help people in great need you've never met.
Yes, more schools get involved in Red Nose day than any other charity event, and it's been popular with teachers and pupils - like Jackie Lamb and her student conga line back in 1988 - since the very start.
Sue Wicks, Comic Relief UK Grants Manager, said: "Comic Relief is delighted to be working with the Daily Post and offering Red Nose Day Community Cash once again time to local groups across North Wales.
Last Red Nose Day, people in Yorkshire raised a massive pounds 2.
They will also be taking part in a variety of chuckle-worthy fundraising events including a colouring contest, car wash, and cake sale between March 14 and Red Nose Day.
The scheme is launched today and runs up to Comic Relief's Red Nose Day on Friday, March 18.
So this is what you meant when you wanted to drag me in to support Red Nose Day